Bally’s to Host Live “Main Event Mania” Dec. 10-Jan. 3; PokerNews to Report Main Event

Bally's Las Vegas

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event isn’t the only game in Las Vegas this month as Bally’s, an official WSOP satellite location, will host the “Main Event Mania” series from December 10-January 3.

The series will kick off with three days of $580, $1,100, and $2,175 Mega Satellites into the 2020 WSOP Main Event on, which will take place on Sunday, December 13. Following the satellites, there will be 32 official events, each awarding their respective winners with a coveted trophy.

In addition to a full slate of no-limit hold’em tournaments, there will also be several other variants including pot-limit Omaha, HORSE, Omaha Hi/Lo, Big O, Triple Stud, Dealer’s Choice, and a nine-game mix.

On Wednesday, December 30 there will be a $2,200 High Roller at 4 p.m., while the series will culminate with a $1,500 buy-in Main Event, which will be live reported on PokerNews. That tournament will hold starting flights at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2. The surviving players will then return on Sunday, January 3 to play down to a final table, then down to a winner on Monday, January 4..

Bally's Main Event Mania logo

Player of the Series

Throughout the festival, players can earn points toward a “Player of the Series” leaderboard, which will utilize the same point system as each WSOP Circuit stop. The winner of that leaderboard will not only earn bragging rights, they’ll also receive a $10,000 seat into the 2021 WSOP Main Event.

Safety Protocols

Main Event Mania poker tournament at Bally’s Las Vegas will be played eight-handed with Plexiglas dividers. Bally’s Las Vegas has implemented Caesars’ new health and safety protocols, which enhance its existing plans and practices in these areas. All Caesars properties are focused on the well-being of team members, guests, and the community, and continue to work to create an environment with high standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices.

Among the enhanced health and safety protocols include more frequent cleaning and sanitization. Caesars has also implemented a health screening program for all employees. Team members and guests are required to wear masks, which the Company makes available, at all Caesars properties.

For more information on the Company’s health and safety protocols, click here.

Bally’s Main Event Mania Schedule

Here's a look at Bally’s Main Event Mania schedule. Note that all numbered events are scheduled for a Day 2 final table unless noted.

10Thurs.WSOP Mega - $1100WSOP Mega - $580WSOP Mega - $2,175
11Fri.WSOP Mega - $1100WSOP Mega - $580WSOP Mega - $2,175
12Sat.WSOP Mega - $1100WSOP Mega - $580WSOP Mega - $2,175
13Sun.EV#1 - $1000 NLHEx$105 Mega to $800
14Mon.EV#2 - $800 NLHEx$85 Mega to $600
15Tues.EV#3 - $600 NLHEEV#4 - $400 PLO$65 Mega to $400
16Wed.EV#5 - $400 NLHEEV#6 - $1,000 HORSE$85 Mega to $600 PLO
17Thurs.EV#7 - $600 PLOEV#8 - $250 NLHE$85 Mega to $600
18Fri.EV#9 - $600 NLHEEV#10 - $400 O8$130 Mega to $1K
19Sat.EV#11 - $1,000 NLHEEV#12 - $400 NLHE$65 Mega to $400
20Sun.EV#13A - $400 NLHEEV#14 - $1,000 Nine-Game Mixed$105 Mega to $800
21Mon.#13B- $400 NLHEEV#15 - $250 Triple Stud$85 Mega to $600
22Tues.#13C- $400 NLHEEV#16 - $1,000 PLO$65 Mega to $400
23Wed.EV#17 - $400 NLHE (1 day)EV#18 - $250 Big-O (1 day)x
26Sat.EV#19 - $800 NLHEEV#20 - $400 NLHE$85 Mega to $600
27Sun.EV#21 - $600 NLHEEV#22 - $400 HORSE$65 Mega to $400
28Mon.EV#23 - $400 NLHEEV#24 - $600 Triple Draw$85 Mega to $600
29Tues.EV#25 - $600 NLHEEV#26 - $10,000 Dealer Choice & $265 Mega to $2200 High Roller$265 Mega to $2200 High Roller
30Wed.EV#27A - $400 NLHEEV#28 - $2,200 High Roller$85 Mega to $600
31Thur.#27B- $400 NLHE$350 Mega to $1,500$185 Mega to $1,500
Jan 1Fri.EV#29A - $1500 Main Event NLHE$350 Mega to $1,500$185 Mega to $1,500
Jan 2Sat.#29B - $1500 Main Event NLHEEV#30 - $400 O8$65 Mega to $400
Jan 3Sun.EV#31 - $400 NLHE (1 day)EV#32 - $400 PLOx

*Image courtesy of Bally's Las Vegas.

  • PokerNews is set to live report "Main Event Mania" at Bally's Las Vegas. Details & schedule here.

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